Downing Mountain Lodge is the permanent, backcountry log yurt structure for skiing in the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana with uniquely private access to Forest Service lands. All overnight guests at the 50 foot diameter log yurt enjoy all the amenities of home plus a few extras. With 3,000 feet of mountain rising directly behind the log yurt, skiers will enjoy the predominantly northeast aspect ski terrain. Montana backcountry skiing with its lower elevation and interior northwest snowpack is well known as the last best place for backcountry skiing in the USA. Adjacent to British Columbia our weather and snow cycles are more closely related to the Selkirk and Purcell Mountain Ranges of interior British Columbia than they are to the Rocky Mountains of the USA. With easy access both to the yurt from the valley on a snow covered road for a mile and a half and from the yurt to the mountain tops another mile and a half, the Downing Mountain Lodge is the gem of the Bitterroots. There is no public access on the lodge’s road, and we do not accommodate day skiers. Bring your group of backcountry ski friends and and enjoy the best of the backcountry ski yurts. Where to stay for backcountry skiing in Montana and the northwest USA? Come stay with us at the largest yurt in the mountains. Please take a look at the website http://downingmountainlodge.com for all information on this unique mountain yurt west of Hamilton, Montana.